Road Bike Time Trial Challenge - Uphill Switchback in Palos Verdes on November 19

The Gut buster uphill time trial tradition continues in breathtakingly beautiful Palos Verdes this Saturday, November 19. Starting at 10:00, riders will challenge themselves, others, and the record book for prizes and the fun of it.
Toughing it up the hill in Palos Verdes
Toughing it up the hill in Palos Verdes
Nov. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- On Saturday morning November 19 at 10:00, test your mettle with an uphill time trial at the famous PV Switchbacks (PV Dive East). This 1.9 mile course up Palos Verdes Drive East from the ocean side will challenge all cyclists who take on the hill. The elevation gain of 533 feet doesn't seem so daunting when taken at a moderate pace but at time trial pace it's a real effort. The overall record of 6:19 is held by pro cyclist Sid Tamberlay; the amateur record is 6:55. We'll award prizes in four categories: mens, women's, mens 50+ and women's 50+. The prize is a $75 gift certificate from PV Bicycle Center.

As an extra bonus for the Fall version of this challenge, riders will be able to use their own bikes or they can choose from over 50 Specialized demo bikes that will be available all day Saturday and Sunday at PV Bicycle Center in the cycling paradise of Palos Verdes.

As part of the huge 3rd Anniversary sale being produced by PV Bicycle Center this weekend, the Specialized demo trailers will allow riders to take a full hour to try out the very latest and most amazing 2012 Specialized mountain and road bikes.

With both the men's and women's Specialized demo fleets coming to PV Bicycle Center, this will be your best chance ever to come ride some of the hottest bikes around. Some of these bikes, like the women's S-Works Amira, aren't even available yet. Come try the hot new Venge, the bike that Mark Cavendish piloted to five Tour de France stage wins and this year's World Championship. Or try the Fate, an all carbon 29er mountain bike just for women! A full list of the available bikes is available at

Are you up to the challenge?  Come and enjoy the sport, the folks, and the view.

Visit the PV BIcycle Center website at for information about rides, seminars, and other events.

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Steve Bowen is the owner of PV Bicycle Center ( ). The shop is nationally recognized as one of the premier shops in the nation for Specialized road bikes. Steve now hopes to begin building a similar reputation for mountain bikes. Some call his shop the Nordstroms of bicycle retail stores.

You can easily get to the shop by taking the Hawthorne exit off the 405 freeway and driving the 10 minutes or so to the shop. The last 5 minutes of the drive takes you through beautiful horse country in the Rolling Hills Estates area. You can also access the shop off the 110 or from the beach along PCH or Sepulveda.

PV Bike Shop is also known for its professional fitting studio. Utilizing the latest video and computer programs from Specialized BG fit, Steve has become well known as an expert at the craft of properly fitting rider to bike to increase speed, power, stamina, and reduce potential injuries.

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